CrossLink Tax Resource Center
The CrossLink Tax Resource Center contains the latest information for registered return preparers, tax law changes and other useful Federal tax information.
Paid Preparer Due Diligence Requirements
Check here for details on the expansion of preparer due diligence requirements for head of household filing status and for the new credit for other dependents. Also, includes an overview of the preparer due diligence requirements for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the American Opportunity Education Credit (AOTC).
Things to Know for the Current Tax Year
“Hot-off-the-press” information you need to know for the current tax year. This includes changes related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the expired extender provisions that are no longer applicable for 2018 returns unless Congress extends them.
New Federal Tax Law Changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Check here for details on the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act corporate and individual provisions. The vast majority of these provisions do not go into effect until 2018 and thus will not be applicable for 2017 federal returns.
Preparer Security and Tax Identity Theft
Preparers need to protect themselves from phishing schemes that are attempts to take over their computer systems. This page gives preparers information on the latest phishing schemes to watch out for, what preparers need to do to protect their computer systems and their client’s tax and personal information, what IRS, States and the tax industry are doing to combat tax identity theft and useful links to help prevent identity theft.
Health Care Reform - Affordable Care Act for Individuals
The latest information on how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will impact taxpayers, how it will impact the filing of their current year federal tax return, information on the penalty, and information on what exemptions are available for those who did not obtain health insurance.
IRS Voluntary Continuing Education Program and PTIN Requirement for Federal Tax Return Preparers
The latest information on the new IRS Filing Season Program for unenrolled preparers as well as IRS PTIN requirements, and how to renew or obtain a PTIN.
Helpful Tax Websites
Links to IRS websites that practitioners will find useful both during and after the tax season, such as sites for security and disclosure, earned income tax credit, practitioner pages, electronic filing, and IRS forms and publications.
State Requirement for Preparers which offer Tax Refund Products
Information on States that require preparers to register and/or have requirements for preparers whom offer tax refund loan products to their customers.
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